Posts Tagged "posture"

cartoon image of tired man drinking coffee

“My mom’s physical health is a little below average. What makes her so weak and tired? She has no energy. She has the desire to do things but is so tired. Is there something physiological that occurs with aging that has nothing to do with vitals, blood levels, etc.?” inquires a caregiver in an online forum. Tiredness is not necessarily a sign of aging. In fact, aging fatigue could be a red flag—a sign—that the body is not in “optimum” health.

That’s because each cell in your body carries energy or fuel, called mitochondria, which acts like a bundle of fully…

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How to Age Fearlessly

By Etta Hornsteiner
two lions aging in the horizon

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength,” says Betty Friedan, an American writer and activist. Unfortunately, few people view the concept of aging as a time of “opportunity and strength”. Instead, aging brings on new demands, unknowns and fears. Illness or loss of a spouse, accidents, failing health, dwindling finances, unpleasant side effects of certain medications, poor eating habits, sleep deprivation, diminishing eyesight or hearing become the new stressors along with joint pain and muscular imbalances. These changes are compounded b…

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active adults with strong body

How do you want to age? Yes, we do have a choice. It’s the choice between aging and growing old. To age is to move along with life; to grow old is to have life pass you by. One of the ways to age without growing old is to “age in place.” Aging in place refers to the decision that older adults make toward living in their own homes for as long as possible instead of being forced to move because of physical disability or restrictions with their house.  Therefore, maintenance of joints, muscles, and balance while performing activities of daily living are critical factors…

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